Friday 5 June 2009

Embrace La Vida Latina with Leading in Latin America

From the crystalline beaches of the Riviera Maya and lush Central Valley of Costa Rica to Buenos Aires’ steamy milongas and the Galapagos’ phenomenal wildlife, Leading in Latin America gives travelers a chance to explore and experience it all. From now until September 30, 2009, travelers can enjoy a savings of 30% off at nearly 30 members of The Leading Hotels of the World. With rates starting as low as USD 180 per night, based on double occupancy, Leading in Latin America is exactly the reason to forgo the stay-cation this summer and discover the likes of Punta del Este, Los Cabos, São Paulo or Patagonia.

A sampling of hotels participating in the “Leading in Latin America” program follows.

Hotel Habita, Mexico City, Mexico – As Mexico City’s most contemporary luxury hotel, Hotel Habita appears as a floating glass box in the upscale area of Polanco. Inside, serene and elegant spaces combine modern design with personalized service. A rooftop bar and terrace with fireplace features a nightly DJ and great ambiance.

Grand Velas All Suites and Spa Resorts, Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico – Less than a year old, the stunning Grand Velas is a sophisticated all-inclusive resort on the Mexican Pacific Riviera. Featuring only ocean-view, one- and two-bedroom suites, each one offers the most luxurious amenities and services. A unique 16,500 square-foot Leading Spa is the property’s crowning jewel.

Bristol Panama, Panama City, Panama – The Bristol is an elegant retreat with spacious and lavishly furnished accommodations, luxurious bathrooms and the very best in personal butler service. Just steps from the vibrant financial and commercial districts of Panama City, the hotel is home to Barandas, one of Panama’s most celebrated restaurants.

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, La Fortuna, Costa Rica – Visitors to the breathtaking Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort experience all the beauty of the surrounding natural thermal river with twelve hot spring pools and lagoons, lush waterfalls, exotic gardens and trails. The magical, one-of-a-kind hotel features 103 rooms and 11 suites with stunning partial volcano, garden or forest views.

Faena Hotel + Universe, Buenos Aires, Argentina – Faena Hotel + Universe is a decadent wonderland boasting ultra-luxurious suites, a stunning pool, rejuvenating spa, two restaurants and award-winning live shows. The urban resort is housed in a historic former granary in Buenos Aires’ dynamic waterfront district, Puerto Madero.

Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Located on Avenida Vieira Souta, in the heart of Ipanema beach, the Fasano is a tribute to the Bossa Nova era, as envisioned by Philippe Starck. Rooms all feature private balconies and marble baths with rain showers. The rooftop swimming pool with its breathtaking view makes the Fasano one of the most desirable destinations in Rio.

For more information or to reserve “Leading in Latin America,” please visit or call 02 9377 8444 within Sydney or toll free Australia wide 1800 222 033 and New Zealand 0800 441 016. Refer to booking code L48 when making a voice reservation.

Please note: All programs are subject to availability.

Rates vary by hotel and are subject to change without notice. Discounts and special offers cannot be combined. Local taxes and service charges are additional. Certain restrictions may apply.

About The Leading Hotels of the World

The Leading Hotels of the World is the prestigious luxury hospitality organization representing more than 450 of the world’s finest hotels, resorts and spas, and is the operator of and – the online sources for your luxury lifestyle. As the largest international luxury hotel brand, the firm maintains offices in 24 major markets across the globe.

Since 1928, the company’s reputation for excellence derives from the exacting levels of quality it demands of its members, each of which must pass a rigorous, anonymous inspection covering hundreds of meticulous criteria spanning from product to behavioral standards. This set of standards is the most stringent in the industry.

High resolution images and press information on individual member hotels are available for downloading at For reservations and information, please call 02 9377 8444 within Sydney or toll free Australia wide 1800 222 033 and New Zealand 0800 441 016 or visit

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